As we watch the draft progress, we read blogs by several well-respected local media beat writers. Jerry McDonald of the Contra Costa Times notes:
Looked on TV as if Dallas was less enthusiastic than most teams. Some actual perspective, perhaps? The whole, high-five, whoop-and-hollar thing seems a little ridiculous in draft rooms. All you did was turn in a card.
This. We make such a big deal out of the draft, because we all love football. The bottom line is, the hype here is incredible. About half of these players will be with another team five years from now, and some of them will have played…or not played…themselves out of the NFL.
It is cool that we can push aside talk of labor strife for a few days, and talk about football. It’s a welcome relief.